UN Photo / Elma Okic
Our LLM students have the opportunity, during Spring Semester, to acquire first-hand professional experience via internships with Geneva-based humanitarian and human rights actors. These include the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OCHCR) and the International Law Commission.
Places in this internship programme are limited and offered via a competitive selection process carried out by our partner organizations. For selected students, internships replace two optional courses and can be validated for 6 ECTS credits.
For the 2016–2017 academic year, we are offering students internships with the following institutions:*
In July, when classes are over, students can extend their residence permit for up to six months (i.e. until December) to undertake an internship or temporary assignment in a Geneva-based organization and/or look for a job in Geneva or Switzerland.
*This list is subject to change.
The students who participate in the second semester internships with the International Review of the Red Cross are integral members of our team. Each year they help us evaluate articles that have been submitted for publication in the Review, employing the expertise they have developed in their first semester at the Geneva Academy, and the research and editing they carry out is invaluable to us.
A Geneva Academy team will participate in the 2017 Nuremberg Moot Court, which will take place on 26-29 July 2017. It will be one of the 42 teams coming from 27 countries.
This one and a half-day conference, organized by the Geneva Academy and the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex, will address contemporary issues in armed conflicts.
This IHL Talk, organized with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), will discuss the legal and political challenges faced by the country, including the protection of migrants and the role that different actors play in terrorism networks.